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No release dropdown on kanban board (despite being an Admin)

I am trying to do a kanban release, but no "Release" dropdown appears on my project page.


I am both a Jira administrator and a project administrator for the kanban project.


Does something need to be turned on that I don't know about? Am I looking in the wrong place? Are there further permissions I need? Is this a bug?

Thanks for any assistance you can give!

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Scott Theus Community Leader May 22, 2019

Hi @Quinn ,

This looks like a next-gen project. If so there is no release button for that type. To use releases you'll need to convert it to a classic project.


Thanks, Scott. That reminds me that there's other functionality we've been needing that next-gen projects don't provide. I just migrated to a classic project (which was a little messy, but in the end took just over half an hour and worked out fine, so I shouldn't complain) and was able to do a release and finally clear a bunch of closed items off our board.

BTW, I think it's crazy that there still seems to be no way to manually clear out closed items from a Next-gen Kanban board.

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